Engaging with Difficult or Controversial Topics

Monday, February 13, 12:00-1:30 pm
Levitt Room, Milne 120 (Downtown Campus)*
 
Wednesday, February 15, 3:00-4:30 pm
ITLAL Underground (Library 69, Uptown Campus)*

*Note: This is the same session offered twice.

Introducing and discussing “hot button” topics can be intimidating, but we can’t always avoid them, especially in certain courses. Even more challenging are the occasions when a discussion becomes
heated because it takes an unanticipated direction. If we aren’t prepared for these conversations, we can quickly feel like we’re losing control. In this workshop, we will demonstrate some strategies for navigating difficult or “hot” topics as well as helping ensure that an unexpected turn doesn’t derail a discussion. You will leave with
ideas for how you can prepare for and facilitate a productive conversation about controversial topics.

* 1. Contact Information

* 2. Faculty Status

* 3. Which session will you be attending?

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